An easy recipe for feeling like crap by Sunday night is to stay up too late all weekend, refrain from adequate napping and eat too much restaurant food.
The food itself may not be to blame, as many Tucson eateries are simply delightful, but switching to fab fare from a usual diet of cereal and plain turkey sandwiches might have had something to do with it.
And I will lay some blame on the undercooked burger with its grease-sponge bun. I won’t name the place from whence it came but I will warn it tastes even worse cold. The place is not listed below.
When taken in moderation, some Tucson eateries can be tops.
Best pizza: Roccos Little Chicago, 2707 E Broadway Blvd
The pizza debate rages in households across the country: deep dish versus thin crust. Roccos Pizza offers both, with the deep dish and cheese so thick you a single slice serves as a seven-course meal, especially if you get six toppings.
Best Indian food: Sher-E-Punjab, 853 E. Grant Road
Curry everything and spicy everything else. Only caveat is sometimes it’s so crowded getting your delish dish can take some time. Also don’t go for lunch around 2 p.m. as they take a break and close prior to the dinner rush.
Best Thai: Char’s Thai, 5039 E. Fifth St
Lot’s of interesting stuff in this place, from the exotic food combinations to the snazzy table collages featuring pictures of elephants and Princess Diana. Warning: Do NOT order extra spicy or you will actually break out into a sweat so thick it can blind you.
Best ambiance: Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave
I’ve only tried two sandwiches at this crazy looking place and both were delish. Besides, I was so enamored with the funky décor that I didn’t really care what I was eating. From rifles to deer heads, street signs to suspended old-time wagons, the place is outfitted with some of the zaniest and most fun stuff I’ve seen since I last looked in my backyard.
What’s your favorite Tucson restaurant?
Did any of them ever make you sick?
Which has the best food? The best ambiance?
Where do you take visitors from out of town?